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Most people I know(including myself) would rather get something a few years older than something newer with more electronic crap in it!

Way to go CaseIH for devaluing guys equipment again by changing things. Why don't you fix your existing problems before you change things again.:rolleyes:

Don't mean to be rude but that's the way it is.;)
 

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I wouldn't say that any company is devaluing equipment by changing things, that's how they move new iron. With the prices of new stuff now the used market has also crept up significantly.

Curious, what existing problems you have that are not being remedied?
 

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I wouldn't say that any company is devaluing equipment by changing things, that's how they move new iron. With the prices of new stuff now the used market has also crept up significantly.

Curious, what existing problems you have that are not being remedied?
When any company brings out a new model it will immediately lower the value of previous models that now become obsolete. The fact that the rapidly inflating equipment prices are dragging used up with it is true but the cost of everything is going up and it simply means that today's dollar is worth less than it did in previous years. Someone who retires in 20 years is going to need a lot more $$$ than someone retiring now.

The problem with these new models is there is often very little new technology that actually makes it more productive. In this case a cosmetic cab "refinement". Last time they changed the Steiger cab it actually got louder and now has a stupid glass door that doesn't close properly! But hey the handle is now the same as the other tractors complete with rubber inserts that come loose and fall off...

Every time that a product gets changed there is most assuredly quality control issues at the factory level too, I've experienced that. Take the Puma for example because it is most similar to the tractor referenced here: For issues there have been roofs that fade and are back-ordered for months, fuel tanks that the caps don't fit that are back-ordered for months, bolts on drive-shafts not tightened, hydraulic valves leaking and failing, a climate control system that has to be an industry worst, endless SCR codes,,, I could go on.;)

When they keep changing things it becomes impossible to properly stock parts for all models which is a major drawback too.

I have bought lots of new equipment but rarely because it had some gadget that I needed. It was almost always because I felt it was the most cost-effective way to own late-model equipment and get the service I needed, I wonder if times are changing.:rolleyes:
 

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When Deere showed the R's I was impressed by the cab-hat with all those lights.
It's really neat to have as much lights as possible with all the wide equipment nowadays.
So, if the magnums will get a new roof on the existing cab, it's just a nice improvement I would say.

Do they have planned a product launch this summer??

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Devalue equipment

Most people I know(including myself) would rather get something a few years older than something newer with more electronic crap in it!

Way to go CaseIH for devaluing guys equipment again by changing things. Why don't you fix your existing problems before you change things again.:rolleyes:

Don't mean to be rude but that's the way it is.;)
The cab just looks like a puma cab or maxxum cab. The most devalued thing in that picture is that true tandem....... It is a piece of crap.
 

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Actually it's funny this is bought up now as in have a new 340 cvt arriving here in oz in 2 weeks so been looking round on net for pics that were changed this yr. found on the case mobile website they have short videos of sections of the tractors and when it was inside the cab I noticed it showed the ac and a few other controls up in the headliner next to the radio on a scene. A bit like the combines. Thinking that's an awesome idea. But next scene showed it down in same normal spot. So I've assumed it was a puma cab or maybe the smaller magnums have a cab like that that aren't released here in oz? Looks like there is a few good changes to the 2014 model anyway. Anyone have one they can report on?
 

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Glass all looks similar in dimensions to old cab, plus its still 5 post. I figure they would've gone to 4. If they really did redesign it though and kept it at 5, props to them. I prefer 5 posts to 4.

The roof was very outdated, the lighting in the roof compared to modern lighting was terrible. It is a nearly 20 year old design though.

Looks like they added some nice trailer mirrors with wide angle lenses seperate from main lens.
 

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Glass all looks the same, Im guessing same cab. Figured they would've went to 4 post on a new cab design. If that really is a new cab and they stayed 5 post props to them. I prefer 5 post personally.

The cab roof/lighting was nearly 20 yrs old and needed some drastic changes.

Looks like the mirrors are a nice trailer type wide angle split mirror. The Puma has offered this for a little while now IIRC.

Personally I never thought much about it until I saw them on a tractor for the first time (Fendt) now I wonder why its taken so long to get decent mirrors on tractors. Miss having them in everything else. Wish there was a cheap way to just retrofit them to all older tractors.

 
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